August 26 Wednesday Workout

August 26 Wednesday Workout

August 26 and thanks to all who showed up for the kettlebell class!  It was a full house and a lot of fun! Today’s workout is a tabata of leg lifts and bridges, 4 rounds of each exercise, 8 rounds total and each round 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest= 4 minutes. Both the leg lifts and bridges start laying on our backs. With leg lifts it is advisable to add a towel, small pillow, or just your hands under our buttocks to protect our low back.  Ideally we want the low back flat against the floor to stabilize the lower pelvic muscles. We lift the legs together keeping them straight till they are pointing up to the sky, then we lower them back to the floor. For the bridges,  we bring our feet close to our bottom and point our knees towards the sky. Now we lifts our pelvis and hips towards the sky till our back is forming a straight line. Try to hold the top position for just a second, then slowly lower your back and spine back to the floor.  For the tabata do as many as you can keeping excellent form, remembering to breath throughout the class.  If you went to my class or know how to use kettlebells then you can substitute a tabata of kettlebell swings. Remember to keep your back flat and shoulders pinched back. Power with your hip snap!  Keep arms loose. Have fun &  be done! Self care activity of the day to to think of at least 3 things you are profoundly grateful for… gratitude is good for your health and helps your state of mind.